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Destination guide

Take in the waterfront beauty of Vancouver Island

Enjoy the museums and other features of Vancouver Island. Travellers to this walkable city praise the gardens, local tours and sightseeing. Butchart Gardens and Fisgard Lighthouse are just a couple of the must-see attractions. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Vancouver Island

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit while you're in the area? Travellers enjoy fun activities like whale watching and hiking. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Vancouver Island a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Nimpkish Park (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
  • Gold Muchalat Provincial Park (20.1 mi / 32.3 km)
  • Upana Caves (22.7 mi / 36.5 km)
  • Mount Washington Alpine Resort (23.6 mi / 38 km)
Natural features

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in Vancouver Island

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Vancouver Island is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Strathcona Provincial Park (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Nimpkish Park (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
  • Della Falls (17.9 mi / 28.8 km)
  • Gold Muchalat Provincial Park (20.1 mi / 32.3 km)
  • Hot Springs Cove (28.1 mi / 45.2 km)
  • Clayoquot Sound (29.6 mi / 47.6 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Vancouver Island

Fly into Campbell River, BC (YBL), the closest airport, located 31.9 mi (51.4 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Campbell River, BC (YHH-Campbell River Water Aerodrome), which is 37 mi (59.6 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Vancouver Island?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,212 holiday lettings around Vancouver Island. From 292 cabins to 292 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Vancouver Island?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Vancouver Island. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • United States: 49 holiday homes
  • Whistler: 1,785 holiday homes
  • Grand Boulevard: 47 holiday homes
  • Vancouver: 1,223 holiday homes
  • City Centre: 348 holiday homes

HomeAway.co.uk offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Vancouver Island! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Vancouver Island?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Vancouver Island with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Whistler: 1,785 holiday lettings
  • Vancouver: 1,223 holiday lettings
  • Tofino: 132 holiday lettings
  • Victoria: 1,042 holiday lettings
  • Burnaby: 1,195 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Vancouver Island?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Vancouver Island are:

  • Vancouver International Airport (YVR): 1,268 self catering accommodations
  • Tofino, BC (YTP-Tofino Harbour Seaplane Base): 138 self catering accommodations
  • Galiano Island, BC (YMF-Montague Harbour Seaplane Base): 340 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Vancouver Island?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Vancouver Island. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Canada Place: 1,280 holiday rentals
  • Grouse Mountain: 1,253 holiday rentals
  • Pacific Rim National Park Reserve: 224 holiday rentals
  • Saltspring Marina: 406 holiday rentals
  • New Dungeness Lighthouse: 317 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Vancouver Island listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Explore destinations around Vancouver Island

Whistler
1,785 holiday rentals
Vancouver
1,223 holiday rentals
Tofino
132 holiday rentals
Victoria
1,042 holiday rentals
Burnaby
1,195 holiday rentals
Cassidy
154 holiday rentals
West Vancouver
1,066 holiday rentals
Qualicum Beach
265 holiday rentals
Fanny Bay
94 holiday rentals
Youbou
37 holiday rentals
Port Angeles
192 holiday rentals
Ucluelet
92 holiday rentals
Sooke
897 holiday rentals
Galiano Island
212 holiday rentals
Halfmoon Bay
156 holiday rentals
Courtenay
139 holiday rentals
Campbell River
68 holiday rentals
Powell River
330 holiday rentals
Union Bay
132 holiday rentals
Comox
102 holiday rentals